Belfast Telegraph

Friday 28 November 2014

After Twelfth marches, violence erupts throughout Northern Ireland

Masked youths riotiing in Lurgan last night as trouble continued throughout the day iin the republican Kilwilkee area
Masked youths riotiing in Lurgan last night as trouble continued throughout the day iin the republican Kilwilkee area
Masked youths block the Antrim Road in Lurgan last night as rioting continued throughout the day in the republican Kilwilkee area
A mob surrounds the hijacked train as it leaves Lurgan station near the republican Kilwilkee area. Attempts were made to burn the train after a mob boarded the Enterprise from Belfast to Dublin
Police in riot gear clear a makeshift barricade on the Antrim Road in Lurgan last night as rioting continued throughout the day in the republican Kilwilkee area
Rioting breaks out at Broadway roundabout between nationalist youths and the police
Rioters pictured during disturbances in the Lake Street area of the Kilwilkee Estate in Lurgan, Co Armagh after they hijacked a white van
Burning bins and burnt out cars blocking the roads after rioting at Broadway in Belfast
Police officers take cover behind their landrover jeeps as rioting breaks out at Broadway roundabout in Belfast
Burning bins and burnt out cars blocking the roads at Broadway in Belfast
A plastic bullet is fired (right side of the photo) as police clash with youths before a loyalist band parade passes the Ardoyne shops
The scene at the Ardoyne interface as the Orange Order march through the area
The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as police remove protesters blocking the road ahead of an Orange Order march
The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as police remove protesters blocking the road ahead of an Orange Order march 2010
The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as an Orange Order parade passes through the flashpoint area
The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as police remove protesters blocking the road ahead of an Orange Order march
A police officer is brought to hosiptal after being injured during rioting at ARdoyne in north Belfast
Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as an Orange Order parade passes through the flashpoint area
The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as an Orange Order parade passes through the flashpoint area
The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as an Orange Order parade passes through the flashpoint area
The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as an Orange Order parade passes through the flashpoint area
Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as an Orange Order parade passes through the flashpoint area
Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as police remove protesters blocking the road ahead of an Orange Order march
The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as an Orange parade passes through the flashpoint area
Nationalist youths stage a rooftop protest as an Orange Order parade passes the Ardoyne shops in North Belfast
Police accompany the parade past the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
Nationalist youths clash with riot police before an Orange Order parade passes the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
Nationalist youths clash with riot police before an Orange Order parade passes the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
Nationalist youths clash with riot police before an Orange Order parade passes the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
Nationalist youths clash with riot police before an Orange Order parade passes the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
Nationalist youths clash with riot police before an Orange Order parade passes the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
Police accompany the Orange Order parade past the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
Police accompany the Orange Order parade past the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
A police officer is injured after she was struck by a concrete block pushed from the roof of a building as youths clashed with riot police after an Orange Order parade passed the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
A police officer is injured after she was struck by a concrete block pushed from the roof of a building as youths clashed with riot police after an Orange Order parade passed the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
A police officer is injured after she was struck by a concrete block pushed from the roof of a building as youths clashed with riot police after an Orange Order parade passed the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
Nationalist youths clash with riot police before a loyalist band parade passes the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
Youths clash with riot police before a loyalist band parade passes the Ardoyne shops
Police have fired a number of baton rounds after being attacked with petrol bombs by rioters in north Belfast
A PSNI landrover is attacked in Ardoyne, north Belfast
Police and nationalist protesters after an Orange Order march in north Belfast
Rioting Breaks out at Broadway roundabout between nationalist youths and the police.Photo; Pacemaker Press
Pacemaker Press Belfast.Rioting Breaks out at Broadway roundabout between nationalist youths and the police.Photo; Pacemaker Press
Rioting Breaks out at Broadway roundabout between nationalist youths and the police.Photo; Pacemaker Press
Pacemaker Press Belfast.Rioting Breaks out at Broadway roundabout between nationalist youths and the police.Photo; Colm O'Reilly Pacemaker Press
Victims campaigner William Frazer pictured at the scene in south Armagh where police are investigating reports of an explosion.It happened at about 1700 BST on Saturday between Belleek and Cullyhanna in south Armagh.The explosion is believed to have happened at a bridge on Carrickrovaddy Road. There are no reports of any injuries.
Alan Lewis - Photopress Belfast 11-7-2010Locals at the scene of explosion in south Armagh . This shows the threat posed to police by dissident republicans is "extremely high", a senior officer has said. The device exploded between Belleeks and Cullyhanna, blowing a crater in the road and damaging a stone bridge. No-one was hurt, but police are working "with extreme caution" in follow-up searches, amid fears of hidden bombs."This was a blatant and callous attempt to kill and injure my officers," added Superintendent Pauline Shields.

Violence broke out across many parts of Northern Ireland as tensions simmered following Twelfth of July parades.

In Belfast a bus was hijacked by masked men who claimed to have planted a bomb on board.

Two hijackers boarded the bus at Glencolin Walk shortly before 4.30pm and said a device had been left on the upper deck.

They ordered the driver to take the vehicle to Woodbourne PSNI station in the west of the city and made off towards the nationalist Lenadoon estate.

A number of roads near the station had to be sealed off as Army bomb experts examined the vehicle, however the alert was declared an elaborate hoax and all roads were re-opened several hours later.

In north Belfast two vehicles were hijacked on the Oldpark Road. One of the cars was found on Alliance Avenue shortly before 5.30pm and diversions had to be put in place between Berwick Road and Etna Drive while police examined it.

Police were also attacked with paint bombs, missiles and at least five petrol bombs as a feeder parade passed the Ormeau Bridge area of south Belfast. Two men and a woman have been reported to the Public Prosecution Service in connection with disorderly behaviour and assault after trouble flared at Botanic rail halt.

Meanwhile, in Lurgan a crowd of youths attempted to hijack and torch the cross border Enterprise train at a level crossing on Lake Street. All 55 passengers on board the train escaped unhurt after the driver was able to re-start the vehicle.

A spokeswoman for the PSNI confirmed there were no reports of any injuries or damage.

Also in Lurgan, a crowd of up to 50 youths hurled at least seven petrol bombs and a number of stones at police in the Kilwilkie estate, a white van was hijacked at Lake Street and a number of petrol bombs were thrown on the Antrim Road.

Sinn Fein MLA for the town, John O’Dowd, described the violence as “pointless”.

“Again we have a small group of individuals who come into the area to wreck it and use it as a playground,” he added.

Police were also called to deal with a hostile crowd at Killyleagh Road, Armagh, where at least one vehicle was burnt out by a large crowd.

In Londonderry, one petrol bomb was thrown at a house in the Irish Street area of the city.

Yesterday’s trouble followed a night of rioting in north and west Belfast during which 27 police officers were wounded.

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